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About Us

Kreston International Limited is a global network of independent accounting firms. Founded in 1971 we offer reliable and convenient access to quality services through member firms located around the globe. Currently ranking as the 12th largest accounting network in the world, Kreston now covers over 100 countries and provides a resource of over 21,000 professional and support staff.

meetingIn today's economic climate, with rapidly developing new markets, improved communications, and greater international mobility, businesses operate on an increasingly global scale. Successful global organisations choose to use the services of accountants and advisors in each individual country, to take advantage of their local expertise and contacts.

Whether you are entering the international business arena for the first time, or building upon an existing global enterprise, Kreston members are there to offer you extensive professional services. Kreston member firms are accustomed to working closely together on client assignments to deliver international solutions.

Our members, who are principals in their own firms, provide a personal and confidential service, while looking after your business interests. Kreston members strive to provide the highest quality expertise available in their respective country.

The first-hand knowledge of local regulations and customs provided by your Kreston member firm can give your organisation an invaluable competitive advantage in the world market place. Working with an established firm in your destination country, you can take advantage of their contacts and local reputation. If international jurisdictions complicate the issue, individual Kreston members can call upon the support of the worldwide network to provide a swift, appropriate solution.

One-to-One Contact

bridgeBy choosing a Kreston International member you have reduced the learning curve and the risk when entering new markets. You maintain control through one-to-one contact with the local Kreston member.

Whatever your business, accounting and consulting requirements, a Kreston member will be there to provide expert support. Where appropriate, Kreston members find and work in close co-operation with other specialists. Each Kreston International member is an independent practice with sole responsibility for its own work, staff and clients. You are assured of continuity of service and personal attention at all times.

The strength of the relationship between the independent firms within Kreston International adds a powerful extra dimension to this personal service by providing 24-hour global coverage and removing the need to negotiate cultural bridges.

Kreston is continuously growing, and has member firms on all of the world's major continents. The members offer a reliable service and have an outstanding record of achievement on behalf of clients. We are always interested in hearing from firms wishing to join our network.  As a member, you will achieve much from the regular national and international conferences we hold and take the opportunity to co-operate on technical studies, publications, training and exchange visits. You will also have the benefit of being able to contact members through a portal where you can discuss and develop ideas and refer work through.

Should you wish your firm to be considered for membership then please go to the "how to join" link that will give you an overview of our applicaton process.

Commitment to Quality

Kreston International member firms commit to compliance with the professional standards appropriate in their respective countries and to adhere to the following international standards:

  • International Standards on Quality Control                
  • International Standards on Auditing for the conduct of transnational audits.
  • Code of Ethics as issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.

A globally coordinated quality monitoring and review programme supports member firms in the maintenance of these standards. 

Forum of Firms

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Kreston International is a member of the Forum of Firms. The forum is an association of international networks of accounting firms, its goal being to promote consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide.

For additional details please go to www.forumoffirms.org 

Legal Structure and Disclaimer

Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms each of which is a separate and independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm. Kreston International Limited is a company registered in England (No:3453194) and limited by guarantee. Kreston International Limited provides no services to clients and has no liability for the acts or omissions of any member firm. Registered office: Springfield Lyons Business Centre, Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5LB. 

Firm Types:  

Member Firms

Kreston International Member firms are separate independent firms and are responsible for the professional services they provide.

Kreston International operates a globally directed quality review programme covering Member firms. Member firms have access to Kreston International's training and seminars and can apply to use the Kreston name.

Kreston International does not provide professional services in any territory and is not responsible for the services provided by any member firm. No member firm is responsible for the services or activities of any other member firm. Member firms of Kreston International may consist of more than one legal entity.

For the purposes of the IESBA Code of Ethics only member firms are considered to be part of the Kreston International Network.  

Correspondent Firms

Kreston International will, in some cases enter into relationships with firms referred to as 'correspondent firms' to perform certain services on behalf of member firms' clients. Correspondent firms are not member firms of Kreston International and are not subject to the globally directed quality control review programme.

Correspondent firms are not permitted to use the Kreston name.

For the purposes of the IESBA Code of Ethics correspondent firms are not considered to be part of the Kreston International Network.





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